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Brewers comeback falls short vs. Phillies

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PHILADELPHIA (WSAU-TSN)  Domonic Brown finished a double shy of the cycle and Cliff Lee tossed 7 2/3 strong innings as the Philadelphia Phillies held off the Milwaukee Brewers, 7-5, to avoid a three-game sweep at Citizens Bank Park.

Brown went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer and four RBI, while Ryan Howard, Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis added one RBI apiece for the Phillies, who won for just the third time in eight games.

Lee (7-2) was charged with three runs on seven hits and struck out a season- high 11 without issuing a walk to win his fifth straight decision.

Antonio Bastardo allowed one run in the ninth inning, but worked out of a bases loaded jam to pick up his first save of the season.

Jonathan Lucroy capped a stellar series with a three-run triple and Norichika Aoki also drove in a run for the Brewers, losers in seven of their last nine games.

Lucroy went 8-for-13 with three homers and eight RBI over the three-game set.

Mike Fiers (1-4) lasted just 1 2/3 innings after giving up seven runs -- five earned -- on seven hits. Fiers has dropped all three starts he's made this season, and hasn't won a start since Sept. 8, 2012 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

The Brewers return home to play the  A's on Monday at 6:35pm on AM-550 FM-99.9 WSAU.

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